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Main Title Nitrate Removal from Contaminated Water Supplies. Volume 2.
Author Guter, G. A. ;
CORP Author McFarland Mutual Water Co., CA. ;Boyle Engineering Corp., Bakersfield, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/034;
Stock Number PB87-194577
Additional Subjects Nitrate minerals ; Potable water ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Plant layout ; Industrial plants ; Maintenance management ; Waterworks ; Water treatment ; Ion exchanging ; Contaminants ; Tables(Data) ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-194577 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 131p
Nitrate removal from drinking water using the ion exchange process was evaluated for a 1 mgd plant at McFarland, California. The plant supplied most of the community's water needs during 1985 and 1986. This document is the second of a two-volume report and focuses on operation and maintenance (O&M) costs and plant performance from December 1, 1984 to January 1, 1987. Volume 1 focused on plant design and the first six months of automatic operation. Actual O&M cost for the plant based on design capacity of 1 mgd was 8.5 cents per 1000 gallons. Low O&M costs are attributed to a drop in nitrate and sulfate concentrations in the source water, partial regeneration, automatic operation, and telecomputer communications for the plant. Capital cost for the nitrate removal plant was 9.9 cents per 1000 gallons when amortized over 20 years at 8% interest. Total plant cost for capital and O&M was 18.4 cents per 1000 gallons based on design capacity of 1 mgd.